[Oberon] OCP - Forum unavailable

Brantley Coile brantley at coraid.com
Sat Aug 8 22:45:26 MEST 2009

Life has not been the same since my Wyse50 broke. :(
Or my Silent 700 from TI.  Before that they stopped keeping the TTY33  

But seriously folks...
As someone who ported B news to an early Unix system in the early  
1980's, I think the forums are a great improvement.  I find the  
presentation more useful and more convenient.  All the threads are in  
the same place.  Searching is much easier.

And I still have my fond memories of 8MHz 68000 with 512K of memory  
and 32MB of disk with a full two weeks of netnews on them.  And those  
really cool Wyse50's.

Brantley Coile
CTO Coraid

On Aug 8, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Bob Walkden wrote:

>>> Why is usenet, which was well designed/evolved by scientists being
>>> replaced by clik-kiddie-blogs, designed by art-students
>>> and marketers ?   Is there something more than the user-herd
>>> allowing themselves to be mis-led by Micro$loth ?
>>> Have all the adults died ?
> What is to stop the scientists using usenet now? Then it won't be  
> replaced.
>>> How can blogs ever hope to sustain threaded multi-cycle dialog, as
>>> still exists on eg.  sci.physics, comp.theory,
>>> comp.software-eng   ... ?
>>> == Chris Glur.
>> I think you confuse the term "Blog" with "Internet_forum" --
>> you did it multiple times in the past. And you may ask
>> yourself if it is really a good idea to put a space in front
>> of the question mark -- kids often do this...
> In the typewriter days people were taught to put a space in front of  
> the
> sentence terminator (question mark, exclamation mark, full stop).
> People find ways to communicate, somehow. Why, I remember my house  
> tutor at
> school used to receive 15-20 letters a day from people he  
> communicated with
> on all sorts of abstruse matters, mainly relating to classical Greek  
> and
> Latin. He would probably have preferred to use wax tablets and a  
> stylus than
> a pen and paper, but hey ho! The modern world.
> Bob
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